Thursday, April 16, 2015

Butterfly Music Collage

Hello, everyone!  Today I've made a collage-style card with stamped background.  I was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge theme of Butterflies plus Music Notes.


Although I have been enjoying CAS cards lately, I also like adding lots of layers, so this was a fun card to make! Anyone who follows my blog knows I enter a gazillion challenges, and every once in a while I am lucky enough to win a random draw! Today's card features some of my prizes and I would like to thank the sponsors! First there's the background paper that covers a white card base. There are two different specialty papers - I believe they are cotton.  I won them from DL.ART - thank you, Diana! They just arrived in the mail today and I thought they would be perfect for my card. On the pale pink paper, I stamped music notes repeatedly. The paper has swirls of stitching and you can see it peeking out in a few places.

The next layer is a page out of an old song book I got at a thrift store.  I die cut it with Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangle, sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edges, and stamped a butterfly repeatedly in Brilliance Pearlescent Coral.  The clear stamp was part of a prize from the Butterfly Challenge - thank you, Mrs. A!  Next I added two butterfly postage stamps. For a focal point I used an image from Gecko Galz collage sheet called Nature's Bliss; it was a freebie at one point, either in a blog hop or from their newsletter - thank you!  I printed it on photo paper, trimmed the image, and layered it with brown and black cardstock.

The beautiful black flower was a prize from Flourish with a Bling (thank you, Lucy!), and I added two die-cut leaves (Cheery Lynn Rose Leaf Strip) that were snippets left over from another project.  The Just for You ticket sentiment is from Digital Delights.  Lastly I added a die-cut butterfly (Memory Box Kaleidoscope), cut from a leftover snippet of black cardstock, which I accented with a pink pearl from Want 2 Scrap (also in the prize from DL.ART, thank you!).

Here are the stamps used. The music notes are from Michael's:


I would like to support these fun challenges: Allsorts Bingo (Gems, Flowers, Stitching) 1/3; Artistic Inspirations AG with Twist of Spring UE; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges Butterflies 1/2 (TOP 3)Butterfly Challenge Butterflies plus Music Notes 1/3; Craft Your Passion AG 2/3; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Crafty Gals Corner Vintage 1/2; Creative Card Crew Sentiment 1/3; Deep Ocean Things with Wings UE; Die Cut Diva's In the Garden UE; DL.ART April Linky AG UE 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams/Laurelcraft Let's See Spring UE; DRS Designs Inspired by Colour UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group AG UE; Great Impressions Easter or Spring 3/3; Hiding in my Craftroom Super Scraps Saturday (as mentioned above, die-cut leaves and butterfly) 3/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Inspiration Journal Everything Goes UE; Jo's Scrap Shack Florals and Butterflies 2/3; Mema's AG using Die or Punch 2/3; My Craft Creations April AG UE (RANDOM WINNER)Not Just Cards AG UE; One Sweet Challenge Spring has Sprung UE: Open-Minded Crafting Fun Recycle Something (page of old music book, postage stamps) 1/3; {PIN}spirational AG 2/5; Pixie's Snippet Playground (snippets as mentioned above, die-cut leaves and butterfly) 2/3;Penny's Paper-Crafty One for the Girls 2/3; Quirky Crafts Many Flowers 2/3; Scribble and Scrap AG 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make Your own Background 2/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-It Wednesday Stamping 2/3; Sister Act (Cards Only) AG UE; Stamping Sensations Pretty in Pink 1/3; Sweet Stamps Blog Pink 1E; The Corrosive Floral Fantasy 3/3; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Add Spring Flowers UE; The Outlawz Paper a la Mode Pretty in Pink 1E; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5
Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

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62 comments:

  1. Another beautiful card! You are one busy lady!!! Thanks again for sharing with us at Great Impressions!

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  2. Awww, another beauty! Love the musical BG paper, soooo beautiful, lovely stamping and you are very lucky with all your prizes:), absolutely love it!

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  3. Wow! This is so pretty Kitty! The colours and details are just lovely.

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  4. Beautiful card! What an amazing thrift store find, the music sheet. I have never seen any of those in my quests. Your butterfly is so intricate and gorgeous :)

    Thanks for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

    Happy crafting,
    Bridget
    www.crazycatladycraft.blogspot.com

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  5. Fabulous card,love the stamping and the layers. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

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  6. This is This is beautiful KT, the pink pearl on the butterfly looks sweet and the chevron pink handmade paper in the backgrounsd works great. Thanks for the kudos. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  7. A fabulous card with loads of detail - I see something new every time I look at it. Thank you for joining the 'M for Music Notes' challenge.
    Kath x

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  8. This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE all the gorgeous pink, the fabulous butterflies, and the lovely shabby feel! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  9. This is gorgeous. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

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  10. A beautiful card Kitty, such a wonderful design.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. What a romantic card, love this, sending you big hugs and please cuddle your lovely furbabys for me and give them a brush or a treat, xoxo, Marion

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  12. This is so beautiful Kitty. You have included everything I like to see in a card. AWESOME!!!
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxx

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  13. love your card
    very nice details

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  14. Wow Kitty - what a fabulous card! It's just perfect - so much gorgeous detail too.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  15. Oh my goodness this is beautiful Kitty...what a fabulous collage of wonderful images...wonderfully designed!! Have a great weekend Kitty!!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  16. This is very beautiful Kitty... I love anything that has sheet music with it! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our Funday Friday challenge this week!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  17. Lovely card. Music goes with everything, well I think so. Lovely colors and a bit vintage.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  18. Fabulous card and colors! I have that butterfly die and use it so much, like the pearl added to it.

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  19. Beautiful collage card!! Love all the details on this beauty. Thanks for sharing with DRS Designs!

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  20. This is fabulous, what a gorgeous card, so very pretty
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  21. Gorgeous creation Kitty. Love seeing different types of butterflies in one card.

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  22. wonderful design! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

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  23. Lovely card, thank you for sharing at Allsorts this week, hope you join in the new challenge starting tomorrow x Susan x

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  24. You rock the collage! This is fabulous! Gorgeous! Breathtaking! And pink! And butterfly-y! It's really great. That's neat how many prizes and freebies you incorporated into one card.

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  25. This is beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  26. Again such a beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  27. Kitty, this is WOW!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO beautiful! Love all the layers on this too. Gorgeous!
    Lynn

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  28. How many harmony in this card!! You rock!! :D
    I just love, love, love all these butterflies and notes. You really put your prizes to good use! Fabulous card with lovely layers and colours!!

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  29. Congrats on your win and how well deserved, because you've put the wins to good use - this card is just stunning. I adore this style that you do xx

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  30. So glad you found a use for an item from your goody bag. Super lay out and the colours all pull together beautifully. Thankyou so much for fluttering by #28. Hugs Mrs A.

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  31. What a beautiful card. I love the whole design of it and the images your used, just gorgeous. The butterflies are just gorgeous, too. :D
    Thanks for joining Quirky Crafts,
    Deborah GD

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  32. Beautiful.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  33. Elegant and gorgeous my friend!! I love the design and the beautiful butterflies!! Stunning card!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  34. Wow this is gorgous Kitty. Love all the fabulous details xx

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  35. A perfectly beautiful card, love the layers, the stamping and all the beautiful butterflies

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations thus month

    Joan

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  36. Now I am jealous girl
    I never found nice music note stamp in germany
    ooh Kitty I love your stamp and want to have it hehehe
    and wooowww woooww so many layers and so adorable butterfly card Kitty
    I love all of them and in different color and so many pinks there
    luv luv luv this card...so vintage look and so soft
    hugs, Monika

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  37. Kitty, your card is so pretty - congrats on the beautiful layers - but I especially LOVE how you stamped your own beautiful background paper. You have inspired me - I used to stamp all my own background and create quite elaborately wonderful paper - but I have not done that lately. It is so fun and enjoyable, and while time consuming, there is nothing like it. Your card is incredible - thanks so much for a thoughtful, detailed explanation and art piece.

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  38. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge!
    Monica - DT

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  39. Thank you for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts...Good luck in the challenge!

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  40. I haven't visited in a long time Kitty, but saw you entered the DRS challenge and had to come look. This card is BEAUTIFUL. Love all the butterflies, gorgeous papers, and that super pretty flower. This came out nicely. Hope you are doing well!

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  41. This card is a beauty. Love the background you've created.And I think those butterflies are the best accent. Thanks for joining us at Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Mema’s Crafts }

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  42. I love this! You've tied everything together beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!
    Myndi, DT

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  43. I love this! You've tied everything together beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!
    Myndi, DT

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  44. Your card is so beautiful. Love the butterflies and your color combination. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

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  45. Beautiful - a really elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  46. Kitty, I know I already left a comment about this card, but I came back because I just needed to pin it! It's so stunningly lovely and I adore that you used old song music. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Gals Corner!

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  47. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

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  48. Beautiful card-love all the layers and gorgeous butterflies! Thanks for playing with us at One Sweet Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

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  49. Beautiful card! Such a lovely background! Love all of the butterflies!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  50. What a fabulous project! So beautiful. In my opinion, the world needs more music and butterflies :)
    Thanks for joining us this time at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge :)
    Rachel, DT
    xx

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  51. Kitty - awesomely beautiful and very cool looking card!! Love the butterfly theme of it and it us so trendy and vintage-y looking!! Love all the great details that you added - simply so lovely!!!

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  52. So beautiful card....lovely! Thanks for joining us at Quirky Crafts Challenges! DT Myriam

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  53. Oh, this is so beautiful, stunning layout. Thanks for sharing in open minded crafting fun challenge, hugs!
    Rebecca, DT

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  54. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  55. Fabulous card love all the layers and beautiful papers and images -love the music notes stamp-Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

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  56. Gorgeous card with so many lovely details. Great recycling too! Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges and Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT

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  57. Butterflies and music- ticks all the boxes for me! Such a very pretty card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  58. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful project in our Spring challenge, I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Dragonfly Dreams

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